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Volatility May Remain Elevated In Option Frenzy Regime
Stocks rose on January 20, with the S&P 500 gaining about 1.4% to close at a new high, 3,851.
Implied Vol Is Significantly Higher Than Historical Vol, A Warning Sign
Stocks advanced on Tuesday, recovering all of Friday’s losses, while the Nasdaq surged by over 1.5%.
8 Monster Stock Market Predictions – The Week Of Jan. 19 Edition
It will be a holiday-shortened trading week with very little economic data as earnings step up.
The Big Short/Gamma Squeeze Gets Bigger
Well, it was another strong day for the most shorted index, oops, I meant the Russell 2000. The index rose by around 2%, continuing its insane move higher.
Waiting For The Shoe To Drop, Why Doesn’t The VIX Break
Stocks rose some on January 13, but the S&P 500 has still been unable to take out Friday’s closing high. It has been nearly three days, and what was a powerful closing level on Friday has been difficult for the index to move above.
Small Caps Soar On January 12 As Mega Caps Struggle
It was a flat day for the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100, but the Russell had the big day up nearly 1.8%. The Russell had some big movers today, with Penn National and Plug Power moving up sharply.
Stocks Slump On January 11 As Risk Turns Off
Stocks fell on Monday as risk-off was the focus for the day, with the S&P 500 falling by around 65 bps to close at roughly 3,800. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq 100 QQQ fell by around 1.3% on the day.
8 Monster Stock Market Predictions – The Week Of January 11
Stocks appear to have broken out from their previous trading range with Friday’s surge higher. The chart for the S&P 500 seems to suggest an increase to around 3950 is likely coming over the very short-term.
Stocks Rise Again On January 8 As The Mania Rages
Stocks jumped again on Friday, January 8, with the S&P 500 climbing 55 bps, to close around 3,825. The never-ending stimulus train continued to pump hope into investors’ dreams that money would be hitting their bank accounts.
Stocks Jump On January 7 As The S&P 500 Eyes 3,950
Stocks increased on January 7 by around 1.5% on the S&P 500. The index closed over 3,800 for the first time. The index continues to melt higher, and while technology was out of favor yesterday, today it was in favor, along with everything else.
Stocks See A Big Rotation On January 6, On Hopes Of More Stimulus
A monster rotation took place in the market today, as Democrats secured control of the Senate, giving control of the three government branches. As a result, we saw the reflation/stimulus trade put in place.
Stocks Drop Sharply On January 4 With Perhaps More To Come
Stocks had a weak day, with both the S&P 500 and the Qs falling by around 1.5%. Perhaps there was merely some de-risking ahead of the run-off election in Georgia tomorrow, or perhaps the market is merely unwinding from very overbought conditions.
10 Monster Stock Market Predictions – Week Of January 4
News flow picks up this first week of 2021, with a ton of economic data. We will get all the ISM data, ADP Jobs, and Non-Farm Payroll. The data will suggest that the economy slowed in December; just how much it slowed is the concern.
Stocks Are Stuck With No New Catalysts On The Horizon
Stocks barely rose on December 30, and at this point, nothing eventful is likely to happen tomorrow.
Are Stocks About To Bust Out Or See A Big Reversal
Stocks gapped higher today, and after a strong overnight session in the futures, markets traded sideways the rest of the day.
8 Monster Stock Market Predictions – The Week Of December 28
It will be another holiday-shortened trading week. There will also be limited amounts of economic data this week, which means there won’t be much news to push the markets around unless something new with the stimulus bill develops.
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